State Police Investigate Robbery at Newark Royal Farms

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Delaware State Police are actively investigating an early morning robbery that took place on Sunday at Royal Farms, located at 2808 Pulaski Highway in Newark.

On June 16, 2024, at approximately 3:08 a.m., two employees were in the back office when they noticed the store’s camera system had stopped working. Shortly after, one of the employees heard someone enter the store and observed the individual standing at one of the registers as they exited the back office. The unidentified suspect then displayed a firearm and demanded money. As the second employee appeared from the back office, they saw the suspect pointing the gun at the first employee. Following the suspect’s orders, the second employee got on the ground. The first employee then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who subsequently fled the scene. Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a face mask. Video surveillance footage is unavailable at this time.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Robbery Unit continues its investigation and urges anyone who may have witnessed or has relevant information regarding this incident to contact Detective J. Dempsey at (302) 365-8472. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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